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18-POUNDER CANNON

The 18-pounder cannon: the largest cannon in the battle (over 8 ft long). The New Orleans Greys brought the cannon with them when they arrived in Texas. The gun was positioned on the southwest corner, atop the Charli carpentry shop, facing the town. Colonel Morales' battalion flanked around from the south and scaled this part of the wall after the defenders had to turn their attention toward the breach at the north wall behind them.